Posting a finishing time of 32m40s, Abraham Tewelde
of Saltwell Harriers won the annual Saltwell 10k Road Race,
held in Saltwell Park, Gateshead
on Saturday 23rd December 2017.
Tewelde won by four seconds from Gateshead Harrier
Conrad Franks, with Durham City’s Dan Jenkin
claiming third place in 33m23s.
It was the second year in succession that Tewelde
had tasted victory in his own club’s promotion, which had a total finishing field of 461 competitors,
including Morpeth Harrier Josie Cram, who finished 41st overall in 40m01s, and was sixth Women’s finisher,
behind North East Cross Country Champion Sonia Samuels of Sale Harriers,
who finished eleventh overall in 35m41s, one place ahead of
Birchfield’s Danielle Hodgkinson (36m08s), with North Shields Poly’s
Charlotte Penfold finishing as third Woman in 21st place overall in 37m44s.